Some great recipes for you to try, most of the ingredients used in these recipes can be purchased in our Farm Shop.

Roast Pumpkin Parcels Serves 4


  • 1 small pumpkin, about 1.6 kg  peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs chopped sage
  • 1 tbs chopped rosemary
  • 2 tbs rapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Oven Temp 220°C
  • Prepare 4 sheets of foil and place on a large baking tray
  • Place cubed pumpkin and onion wedges on the foil
  • Sprinkle the herbs and garlic over the pumpkin and drizzle with the oil over the vegetables.
  • Fold the edges of the foil together to make  a neat parcel.
  • Bake the pumpkin parcel or parcels for 30 minutes. Open the foil and bake for a further 5 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender and beginning to brown. Serve hot.
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Spicy Tomato Chutney Makes about five 6lb jars

Why not try this easy recipe for some delicious chutney for the store cupboard.


  • 1kg ripe Isle of Wight tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 750g English cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 375g light soft brown sugar
  • 250g onions chopped
  • 250g sultanas
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 350ml vinegar


  • Put all the ingredients into a large pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Boil the mixture, uncovered, and stirring to prevent sticking for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the fruit is soft and thickened.
  • Cool, then transfer the mixture to clean jars, seal and label.
  • The chutney will improve on keeping for a month or so.
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Courgette Salad

A great way to make the most of a glut of summer vegetables 3 med courgettes.

  • 3 tbsp. rape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. clear Hampshire honey
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Grate the courgette coarsely in to a bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and dress the courgettes. Season to taste and serve.

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Ice Cream in a Bag!

In a medium sized self-seal freezer bag, place:

  • 250 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. chopped strawberries

Place the bag in a larger freezer bag with 3 handfuls of ice and 4 tbsp. coarse salt  Press out all air and shake for 5 – 10 mins!
Hey Presto! 

Cut the base of the bag and serve!

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Home Made Beef Burgers


  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 beaten egg


  • Heat oil in frying pan and add diced onions.
  • Reduce the heat and let the onions sweat slowly, add the garlic.
  • In a mixing bowl, break up the beef with your fingers.
  • Mix in the onions and garlic thoroughly.
  • Add salt, pepper and dijon mustard.
  • Pour in the egg and ensure that it has been mixed thoroughly.
  • Separate into 4 portions and mould into burger shapes. Create a depression in the centre, this will ensure the burgers cook evenly and flat.
  • Place in the fridge to chilled and stiffen.
  • Once chilled and with the barbeque lit and simmered down, place the burgers on the BBQ.
  • Ensure that each side has sealed, if not they'll fall apart when you lift them off. Turn them over until cooked.
  • These can be frozen and defrosted for use later on.

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